a fine charcoal used in drawing, made from the wood of the spindle tree.
a drawing made with this charcoal.
a blackish-gray, friable component of coal with a silky luster that leaves a charcoallike mark.
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British Dictionary definitions for fusain
a fine charcoal pencil or stick made from the spindle tree
a drawing done with such a pencil
a dull black brittle form of carbon resembling charcoal, found in certain coals
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